Guided Meditation - with Sri Swami SatchidanandaSuitable for beginning or experienced meditators. This album provides basic instruction in five different concentration techniques:
- all of which lead to a meditative state.
How to Have a Peaceful LifeBy H. H. Sri Swami SatchidanandaThe
ultimate quest of the entire world is peace. Only in peace do we have
joy. Not by acquiring things, not by doing things, not by earning or
learning, but by dedication. Your entire life must be a sacrifice. Think
for the sake of others. To such a person, peace is guaranteed.For
this, you don't need to go to a monastery or sit in a cave somewhere
because it is not in renouncing actions that you will find peace, but in
renouncing your attachment to the results of the actions. A truly
dedicated person is the king of kings, the richest person in the world.
Who is the richest person? The one who wants nothing.There is
only one cause for all mental problems, worries and anxieties:
selfishness. Restlessness of mind is caused by disappointments. Only
selfishness can cause unhappiness. To maintain your tranquility you must
keep your mind away from duality - pleasure, pain; profit, loss;
praise, blame. If you can keep your mind away from duality, you can
still have ideas and perform actions, but they won't affect you. When
you renounce your attachment, there is nothing to shake you. It is the
feeling of possession, of clinging, that disturbs the mind.Test
all your desires and actions. Ask yourself, "Is this going to cause
restlessness to my mind?" Which should you choose, peace or the other
thing? Peace is worth preserving more than anything else, even at the
cost of your life. Actually peace is God.Dedicate your life in
the name of God or humanity and your mind will always be clean and calm.
You will reflect your true nature always. That is the goal of all the
different paths: to keep the mind clean and calm.If you lose
your peace, you won't be able to help anyone else, let alone yourself.
Still, many people ask, "How can we do all these things for our own
peace when the world is so full of suffering?" Normally, we think of the
world first. But Yoga believes in transforming the individual before
transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should
happen within. And if you walk in peace and express that peace in your
very life, others will see you and learn something.